Not sure if I am all down for this kind of playoff alignment. Would it improve the quality and competition? I don’t know. It could very well just be something to gauge fan interest. I just hope we don’t sacrifice anything significant if this is to happen. The last thing hockey needs is something that would hurt their potential popularity.
In a fan forum, president Mark Lamping addressed the team’s identity in regards to teal.
“The goal was to make a change,” Lamping said. “The idea was to continue to have teal be a part of every uniform that we wear, and that that teal jersey would become our version of that Notre Dame green jersey. Notre Dame has a green jersey they wear occasionally. You don’t know when they’re going to wear it, but when they bring it out, there’s tremendous support and it gets a lot of attention.
“We still do have our teal jersey. We’re just returning it for special occasions.”
The annual fun run by Rich Eisen is great for TV.
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Team loyalty? What’s that?
Apparently for Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, that’s not a high priority. In fact, the contract is what he’s seeking. Sure, winning would be great, but if a mega contract from a losing team was offered, he’d take it. He got a six-year $147 million contract from the Dodgers this offseason.
“It’s obviously the No. 1 thing,” Greinke said. “I could play for the worst team if they paid the most. … If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I’m going to go for the $200-million no matter what team it was.”